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Tours

Nationale Routen 7 und 9 von Veloland Schweiz August 2016
by José Rössner, tour started August 2016, submitted 27 November 2016
language: de, en, nl

Route 7 und 9 von "Veloland Schweiz", mit ein paar Abweichungen.

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Spiez mit den Thunersee
Prag - Zürich - Juni / Juli
by José Rössner, tour started June 2014, submitted 27 November 2016
language: de, en, nl

Am Vorabend bringt uns Gaby (Tochter meiner Schwester) bei strömendem Regen zum Bahnhof nach Zürich. Wir nehmen (meine Schwester und ich) den City-Night-Line-Zug nach Prag. Leider ist nächstes Jahr Schluss mit dem Nachtzug, sehr schade. Es ist angenehm solch eine lange Fahrt, ca. 12 Stunden, schlafend zu verbringen. Wir kommen etwas nach 09:00h ausgeschlafen am Bahnhof von Prag an.

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Karlsbrücke in Prag
Rund um den Napf (CH)
by José Rössner, tour started May 2016, submitted 27 November 2016
language: de, en, nl

Die Wetteraussichten für die nächsten 4 Tage versprechen kein Regen aber viel Sonne. Eine ideale Ausgangslage für eine Frühlingsfahrt. Dieses Jahr steht eine Umrundung vom Napf auf meinen Wunschzettel, ausgehend vom Camping Mauensee.
PS. A new delivery of the travel description from Napf. The URL was wrong because the link did not work.

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Wasen im Emmental
Cap Corse by e-bike
by Iris Mueck, tour started October 2014, submitted 28 October 2016

Our sail trip started at San Vincente (Italy) and we headed to Elba. A run into thunderstorm on the way to Bastia (Corse) and, believe it or not, we have been facing winds with 8 Beaufort. Complete wet and out of any power, we reached the Island. The weather forecast for the Island has been absolutely a disaster, what makes us change our tour.

We decided to sail North the next days in order to reach the Italian coast - Cinque Terre and Bocca di Magra. On the way North, the next city has been Macenaggio. To our surprise right at the harbor, there was a tourist information with charged e-bikes, waiting for us. Heide and me, we have taken the chance to ride Cap Corse. The rent was only EURO 10,- per 4 hours. Easy to ride over the mountain and look down to Cap Corse, whilst Ralph took care on our boat. The distance one-way is round 15 kilometers... Enjoy the report and pictures Good luck to our followers. Here is my picture report:

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e-bikes waiting for us
Tour of the Alps 2016
by Piaw Na, tour started July 2016, submitted 12 October 2016

From July 5th to July 26th, along with Arturo Crespo and Pengtoh Sim, I covered 1988km of riding with 35310m of climbing in Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Liechtenstein, Germany, and France. We had 2 flat tires, 1 minor mechanical on Arturo Crespo's bike, one major upgrade on Peng-Toh Sim's bike. We rode every day, with one rest day in Baden-Baden with relatively minor riding.

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Passo Gavia
Stelvio bike day 2016
by Iris Mueck, tour started August 2014, submitted 31 August 2016

We traveled by train and bus to Nauders (Austria), which is located right at the border between Austria and Italy. Nauders is rather high elevated. A lot of people know the passo Rescia. That's the place. We found best weather conditions (Kaiserwetter!) A real warm day - round 35 grad Centergrade. Phuuu...

On the day of the Stelvio ride, my lack of training put me much behind all the others. The good thing: there are so many riders, one can never be the last... Participants from all over the world. We have seen riders from New Zealand, USA, etc. This is what the say on the original Stelvio webpage: 8.415 cyclists went up to the Stelvio Pass from the South-Tyrolian side of Italy and 2.986 went up from the Lombardia last Saturday the 27th August 2016. ALL IN ALL 11.401 CYCLISTS HAVE REACHED THE STELVIO PASS!

see: http://www.stelviopark.bz.it/en/radtag/ (copy the link into your browser) 48 breath-taking bends and 1,869 metres of altitude by bike ... 
This all happens on 27. September 2016, when the legendary mountain pass road to the Stilfser Joch is blocked for normal traffic. Lowest point (START): Prad am Stilfserjoch (910 metres) Highest point (FINISH): Stilfser Joch Pass (2,758 metres) Distance Prad Stilfser Joch: 24.96 km Difference in altitude Prad Stilfser Joch: 1,848 metres Maximum ascent: 15% Average ascent: 9 11% On that day, the road belongs only to cyclists! It's not a race, but being there is everything!

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Cycling the Gaspé peninsula
by LL Goulet, tour started May 2016, submitted 5 July 2016

The Gaspésie is the peninsula just northeast of Quebec City. The landscape is varied, from the rugged northern shore to the gentler, verdant Matapédia valley. The tour began and ended in Rimouski and was 1002km(626miles) long.

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Cap-des-Rosiers lighthouse
Bicycle tour to Switzerland and Italy
by Iris Mueck, tour started June 2016, submitted 27 June 2016

Time for a bicycle chillout... We are still riding our bicycles, working on climbs we missed to do before. So, we made the Albula summit at Switherland. With very scenic views to the Rhatische Bahn (railroad). Then the Majoija summit, with a wonderful downhill to the ancient Italian city of Chiavenna. Before Chiavenna, a shady bike trail leaded us right into the city. Extrem friendly people. Mostly speaking German. The call themself "Grenzgänger" - which means they are working in Switzerland...

And then... the Spluga summit. Another bicyclist warned us, saying "this is another liga". He was so right. But views, we never will forget. Enjoy the pictures and the rport. Good luck to our followers.

1st day: day distance round 70 kilometers; accommodation at Valbella starting at the Austrian railroad station Feldkirch. Heading for Switzerland which is just some miles apart. Riding along the Rhine river towards Landquart and Chur. We climbed up the Lenzerheide summit an found accomodation at Valbella

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Spluga summitt - downhill serpentines
Bike Zellerrain - Hike Oetscher
by Iris Mueck, tour started May 2014, submitted 30 May 2016

It's time to report a tour from our homeland Austria. Since my last report concerning the Puerto Rico tour, there was silence in my reports. I am not getting any younger, any more mobil. I ride with pain, hike like an Egyptian... :-) Youngsters hike that mountain like ants. Me? I am a sort of limping around.

Well, we made the bigger distance by train (Vienna to Mariazell). But then: biking... The Zellerrainstrasse is a sort of challange. Starting at the train station Mariazell, we have been riding down to the lake Erlaufsee. A wonderful and paved path lead us there. The Zellerrainstrasse stated right on the Westend of the lake. Winding up to a height of 1.121 meters. The old Zellerrain road has been a gravel road with a pitch level of 22 % Today, the road is paved and the pitch level round between 15+ % I have been on my last sprocket ring. Enjoy the pictures of my report. Good luck to our followers!

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Weitblick
California Pacific Coast Tour
by gianni filippini, tour started September 2014, submitted 8 March 2016

A Brompton folding bike tour down California Pacific Coast

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Canadian Rockies
by gianni filippini, tour started July 2015, submitted 8 March 2016

A Brompton folding bike tour in the canadian Rockies

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Sri Lanka Tour
by gianni filippini, tour started February 2016, submitted 8 March 2016

A Brompton Folding bike tour in Sri Lanka

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Genève - Calatayud - Hendaye
by Raphaël Clerici, tour started July 2012, submitted 24 February 2016
language: fr

Voyage de 25 jours de Genève à Calatayud en Aragón (Espagne) par le Massif Central, la vallée du Lot et les Pyrénées françaises et espagnoles. Retour jusqu'à Hendaye par la Province de Soria, la Rioja, la Navarre et le Pays Basque. Routes secondaires désertes à travers un environnement magnifique et préservé la plupart du temps, quelques sections sur le Chemin de Compostelle ou sur voie verte.

A 25-day journey through France and Northern Spain, starting in Geneva (CH) and ending in Hendaye (F). Quiet secondary roads most of the time, plus some sections along the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela and local cycle paths. In French.

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Dover to Orkney Islands (NCN Route 1)
by Raphaël Clerici, tour started June 2014, submitted 24 February 2016
language: fr

Voyage de 28 jours au départ Douvres, dans le Kent, jusqu'aux îles Orcades (Écosse) par la route cycliste N°1, la plus longue du Royaume-Uni. Vélo robuste et pneus anti-crevaison indispensables pour franchir sans encombre les nombreuses sections hors bitume de ce bel itinéraire très bien balisé.

A 28-day journey between Dover (Kent) and Orkney islands (Scotland) along National Cycle Network Route 1, the longest cycle route in the UK. You'll need a strong bike and puncture-proof tires to get across the numerous off-road sections of this beautiful and perfectly signposted itinerary. In French.

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Via Francigena (Martigny CH to Rome IT)
by Raphaël Clerici, tour started June 2015, submitted 24 February 2016
language: fr

Voyage de 13 jours entre Martigny (Suisse) et Rome (Italie) sur la Via Francigena, itinéraire de pèlerinage balisé suivant le parcours effectué en l'an 990 par Sigéric, archevêque de Canterbury. VTT recommandé en raison de nombreux passages hors goudron.

A 13-day journey between Martigny (CH) and Rome(IT) on Via Francigena, a signposted pilgrimage route following the route wandered in year 990 by Sigeric, archbishop of Canterbury. MTB highly recommended, due to numerous off-road sections. In French.

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Puerto Rico an Virgin Islands
by Iris Mueck, tour started February 2016, submitted 19 February 2016

The idea to this tour came to escape the freezing weather conditions here in Austria. Primarily we intended to fly to Cuba. But an Austrian Airline made impossible... We simply gave up, canceled the flight to Cuba and found a new destination in the Caribbean Islands: Puerto Rico.

The difference to Cuba, upon other travelers is, that the territory of Puerto Rico is under US government. What means more developed, and rather good infrastructure in terms of food and accommodation. Whilst some people complain about the poorness at Cuba. There is definitely a lack of public transportation. Except the capital city of San Juan, there is no train system. Long distance buses, we have not found.Everyone travels by car. Some roads in bigger cities can be very busy. Puerto Rico car drivers a patient and relaxed. No danger o bicycle riders at all.

Accommodations can be rather expensive. There are luxury hotel with more than US-$ 1.000,- a night. For us not affordable. With the help of a booking portal we found cheaper ones...

note: some booking portals can be nasty, as you cannot stop their marketing mails. I had bad experience particular with Expedia, Booking.com stopped sending marketing mails after calls The Island has a lot of potential in terms of biking. Note: from time to time dogs are chasing bicyclists... That's why local bikers are always carry a loud whistle with them. Enjoy the report and pictures! Good luck to our followers!

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Vuelta Puerto Rico
Journey to Lalibela
by Erik Nomden, tour started January 2015, submitted 29 January 2016
language: en, nl

A journey to the heart of Dark Africa. Bike tour with Marco Duiker, Willem Hoffmans and Marc Dirckx in Ethiopia. From the big rumbling capital Addis Abbeba we go back in time, following small unpaved backroads through mediaevil style villages, leading to the glorious old testament evoking atmosphere of the rock-hewn churches from Lalibela.

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On the road in the mountainous heartland of Ethiopia
The Long Road
by Erik Nomden, tour started May 2011, submitted 29 January 2016
language: en, nl

My big trip through North, Central and South America

Part I: Cycling through South America. In eight months I cycle from Quito (Ecuador) to Tierra del Fuego (Chile), crossing numerous mountain chains, deserts, tropical rain forests and the windswept plains of Patagonia.

Part II: Cycling through Central and North America. In seven months I cycle from Quito (Ecuador) to The Canadian Rockies, crossing Colombia, the Caribbean, Mexico and the deserts, mountains and canyons of the United States of America.

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On the Carretera Austral in Chilean Patagonia
Ande in bici
by Leonardo Corradini, tour started December 2015, submitted 29 January 2016
language: it

Un viaggio in bici sulle Ande, con passi oltre i 4900 m, strade isolate e remote tra deserti, vulcani fumanti, lagune salate e gaysers. 3200 km tra Nasca, in Perù e Salta, in Argentina, passando per Bolivia e Cile. Un viaggio nella natura e cultura di paesi e popoli dalle tradizioni millenarie.

Dalle aride lande di Nasca, nota per le strane forme preincaiche del suo deserto, siamo saliti fino a raggiungere Cusco, capitale e cuore pulsante dell'impero Inca. Il lago Titicaca ci ha condotto fino in Bolivia dove ci siamo addentrati per la pampa, dapprima ai piedi del vulcano Sajama che svetta oltre i 6500 m, poi giù fino ai salar di Coypasa e Uyuni per concludere lungo una pazzesca strada tra lagune e vulcani.

Il deserto di Atacama ci ha accolto in Cile mentre il passo Sico e la Quebrada del Toro sono state la nostra porta d'ingresso in Argentina, verso le basse quote di Salta La Linda.

Salar de Uyuni
Wonderful and motivating Brenta - Ortles Brevet with Passo dello Stelvio, Gavia ..(363 km + 8088 m)
by Györgyi Gábor, tour started August 2015, submitted 13 December 2015

Brevetto Brenta-Ortles is a wonderful challenge in North Italy with beautiful ascents, lakes, landscape and motivating climbs. The route (officially 363 km + 8088 m) starts towards the Lago di Molveno with breathtaking mountains in the background, then through the Val di Non and Merano. The ride’s two most challenging climbs are the legendary passo dello Stelvio (2760 m) and Passo di Gavia (2621 m), but it is followed by Passo del Tonale, Passo Campo Carlo Magn next to the Brenta Dolomites and at last a short, but romantic ascent to Stenico. To cycle this roundtrip the participants has max. 34 hours to be a „finisher” of this challenge. I did this in August and was amazed by the nature, mountains, and otherwise it was adventurous too, becaue few hours before cycling up to Passo dello Stelvio a heavy strom caused landslides on the descent to Bormio and few times I had climb onto and down from the rocks to reach Bormio and then finish the challenge. It was a wonderful, memorable ride and I can suggest to others !

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Lago di Molveno, Italy
Along the Rhine from Switzerland to the North Sea
by José Rössner, tour started September 2015, submitted 28 October 2015
language: en, de, nl

Cycling along the Rhine. September 2015. From Bremgarten CH. to the North Sea in Katwijk aan Zee, Holland.

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Here, in Katwijk aan zee, flows the Oude Rijn into the North Sea.
Our 2015 fall bicycle tour round the Austrian foothills
by Iris Mueck, tour started October 2014, submitted 28 October 2015

You may see we had wonderful biking weather in Austria. With doing a part by train saved our energy. We started with the local train ''Mariazellerbahn'' at St.Poelten (Austria) heading to the town Winterbach, which is already rather elevated (round 500 meters). After a short ride, we found an inviting restaurant. As it was noon, we decided to to stay for a beer. Riding further leaded to an elevation of 1.110 meters. We have seen the first snow of this year. A colorful fall day was our award of all the little climbing's. The overall distance of our tour was just sweet 110 kilometers. Long enough to ride the last kilometers in dark. And the night has felt on the setting sun. Some pictures are exciting some not ... Anyway, you may see colorful fall pictures from our short Austrian ''Indian summer''. Enjoy the pictures and my report. Good luck to our followers.

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Austrian Indian summer
Tour de Estonia
by Petr Makalous, tour started 2014, submitted 25 October 2015
language: cz

Tenkrát na východì....

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Vergi
Puglia, da Foggia a Lecce
by Gisella Parente, tour started August 2015, submitted 14 October 2015
language: it

Itinerario in Puglia sulla via Francigena. Una immersione nella natura dove il mare abbraccia ulivi e villaggi senza tempo.

Itinerary in Apulia (Italy) on the Via Francigena. An immersion in nature where the sea embraces olive trees and timeless villages.

Georgia e regione Svaneti - (terza parte)
by Fernando Da Re, tour started June 2014, submitted 29 September 2015
language: it

Noi a Batumi avevamo un messaggio da portare. Fummo investiti della funzione di ambasciatori di pace dal Comune di Verona per incontrare la Municipalità di Batumi e per suggellare un patto di amicizia iniziato tra le due città nel 2015. Fu l'occasione per sperimentare quella che si ritiene la più viva e particolare tradizione il del popolo georgiano: il pranzo. Le sue regole, l'abbondanza e la bontà dei cibi, i brindisi e la figura del Tamada permettono di leggere una, tra le più belle pagine, della tradizione di questo Paese.

We in Batumi had a message to bring. We Were invested in the function of peace ambassadors by the city of Verona to meet the City of Batumi and to seal a pact of friendship between the two cities began in 2015. It was an opportunity to experience what we consider the most vivid and especially the tradition the Georgian people: lunch. Its rules, abundance and goodness of the food, the toasts and the figure of Tamada allow you to read one, the most beautiful pages of the history of this country. Read more

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Russia : St Petersburg to Tver and Golden Ring
by Bart Van Herck, tour started July 2015, submitted 22 September 2015

3 week and 1400 km tour from Veliky Novgorod over Rzhev and T'ver to the cities of the Golden Ring, following the Volga river from Uglich to Suzdal.

2 guys, 2 mountainbikes, tents but not suited for camping in the rain. Only camped 1 time, no cooking.

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T'ver arrival ahead of schedule
Georgia e regione Svaneti-seconda parte
by Fernando Da Re, tour started June 2014, submitted 19 September 2015
language: it

Ma lo Svaneti, il vero "free Svaneti", inizia da Mestia. In questi luoghi arrivò con le proprie spedizioni Vittorio Sella, nipote del politico Quintino Sella che fondò il Club Alpino Italiano. Fotografò paesaggi, abitanti e loro usi. Le sue immagini sono ora oggetto di un pregevole volume del TCI e CAI che ne traccia la figura di fotografo alpinista esploratore. Una descrizione in quel volume della regione chiamata Soanezia, sembra scritta nei giorni in cui ci trovavamo dinnanzi agli stessi luoghi: "Non vidi mai natura alpestre così bella, così serena, grandiosa, pittoresca per forma e colorito. Temperatura deliziosa, calma adorabile, l'Usbha sublime fra cumuli leggeri. La Soanezia nelle belle giornate di ottobre è un vero Paradiso".

But Svaneti, the true "Free Svaneti", starts from Mestia. In these places he came with their shipments Vittorio Sella, nephew of the politician Quintino Sella who founded the Italian Alpine Club. He photographed landscapes, people and their customs. His images are now the subject of a remarkable volume of TCI and CAI that traces the figure of photographer mountaineer explorer. A description in the volume of the region called Soanezia, seems written in the days when we were in front of the same places: "I never saw alpine nature so beautiful, so serene, majestic, picturesque shape and color. Temperature delicious, adorable calm, the Usbha sublime among heaps light. The Soanezia on fine days of October is a true paradise. Read the book "Georgfia e

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Villaggio Usghuli nella regione Svaneti
Georgia e regione Svaneti-prima parte
by Fernando Da Re, tour started June 2014, submitted 15 September 2015 : Georgia
language: it

Quando viaggiare non è solo spostarsi da un luogo all'altro per ritemprare il fisico, ma un incontro con culture e storie differenti, il viaggio può dimostrarsi l'occasione per raccontare.

L'esigenza di scrivere nasce dalla consapevolezza di aver vissuto momenti unici e dal desiderio di condividerli. Per me è successo anche in questo viaggio e, dopo aver scritto il libro che rivela tutti i particolari, propongo al lettore una sintesi dell'itinerario, sicuro che apprezzandolo andrà a gustarsi anche la lettura più completa del libro "Georgia e svaneti,gamarjoba". Periodo di effettuazione del viaggio: prime tre settimane di giugno 2014.

Route in stages in Georgia first part. When travel is not only move from place to place to rejuvenate your body, but an encounter with different cultures and histories, the journey may prove an opportunity to tell.

The need to write comes from the awareness of having lived unique moments and a desire to share them. For me it happened on this trip and, after writing the book that reveals all the details, I propose to the reader a summary of the route, sure appreciating will also enjoy reading most complete book "Georgia e svaneti,gamarjoba". Period for the trip: the first three weeks of June 2014.

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Die Deutsche Alpenstrasse
by José Rössner, tour started August 2015, submitted 25 August 2015
language: en, de, nl

The German Alpine Road, from Lindau on Lake Constance to Berchtesgaden on Königsee

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On my way, Zugspitze. The highest mountain in Germany
Tour of Northern Corsica
by Richard Evans, tour started July 2015, submitted 19 July 2015

A great trip around northern Corsica. I started with a round trip of Cap Corse from Bastia, then crossed the island, staying in the hills close to Calvi. The tour continued down the coast to Porto, with a round trip based there. The most spectacular day was the ride from Porto to Corte in the middle of the island. The last ride was back to Bastia through a remote area. Great scenery every day, with quiet coastal and mountain roads. Thoroughly recommended. www.corsicacyclist.com is a very helpful site for anyone planning a trip

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The road from Evisa to Porto
From lake Geneva to lake Constance
by José Rössner, tour started June 2015, submitted 14 July 2015
language: en, de, nl

We want to ride the National Route no.5 of Velo-Land-Switzerland (There are 9 different routes throughout Switzerland.)
Romanshorn on Lake Constance to Lausanne on Lake Geneva. Because of the usual south-west wind, we opted for the opposite direction.

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Medieval town Erlach on Lake Biel
A Tour of the Swiss and French Jura
by by Michel Laliberté, tour started September 2013, submitted 25 June 2015
language: en, fr

Two short three-day trips in Swiss and French Jura between Basel and Geneva, featuring beautiful Lac de Joux (total : 430 km).

Ruins of a gothic monastery in L'Abbaye, Lac de Joux
Bolivia, con drone al seguito
by Sergio Borroni, tour started May 2014, submitted 16 June 2015
language: it

Sergio Borroni e Armando Lanaro si raccontano. Foto e video oltre ogni immaginazione. Il loro viaggio in Bolivia è corredato da fantastiche fotografie e un intenso video. Tutte le tappe e le mappe gps

Pyrenees - Toulouse to Barcelona - June/July 2013
by Nick Taylor, tour started July 2013, submitted 29 April 2015

A 7-day tour from Toulouse to Barcelona. 620km cycled, stopping at Saint-Blancard, Lourdes, Sainte Marie de Campan, Vielha, Montferrer, Manresa and Barcelona.

A stunning dream trip through the Pyrenees. A nicely-balanced route, taking in Lourdes for a blessing of the legs, three consecutive big mountain days and Tour/Giro highlights of Col du Tourmalet, Col de l'Aspin, Col de Peyresourde, Col du Portillon, Puerto de la Bonaigua, and Port del Canto, then a nice couple of days home run to Barcelona.

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UAE & Oman mit Fahrrad und Zelt
by Travel Nerd, tour started January 2014, submitted 15 April 2015
language: de

Bei den Emiraten und Oman kommen einen gleich Bilder von Sindbad und 1.001 Nacht in den Sinn, aber auch schier endlose heiße Wüsten. Kurzum eine perfekte Region, um sich Fahrrad und Zelt zu packen und auf den Weg zu machen.

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Arabische Hitze, Oman & UAE
Bikerafting in Siberia: With bike and inflatable boat through Sayan and Altai
by Richard Löwenherz, tour started August 2014, submitted 11 April 2015
language: de

A couple of years I wondered how to cross the Sayan and Altai mountains with a start from lake Baikal in one ride from east to west, because this area in Russia is only reachable by a couple of dead-end roads from the east, north and west. Between this roads no usual connections exists - pure wilderness dominates over hundreds of kilometers, so it seemed to be necessary to combine the destinations with big detours... But with the time I found out, that there are drivable tracks in the Altai which connect the dead-end roads. Only a crossing of Sayan seemed really impossible by bike... until I read about 'packrafts' - lightweight inflatable boats for combined land-water trips. That was the answer to my dream trip! I decided to cross the trackless section of Sayan with such a packraft and my bike on it - until the next road appeared to continue with the bike...

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bikerafting camp at Hamsarinski waterfall
With bike and sledge on snowmobile tracks through Swedish Lapland
by Richard Löwenherz, tour started February 2015, submitted 14 March 2015
language: de

This short winter trip was initially planned as a test to find out if it is possible to cycle on snowmobile tracks with a common bike and a sledge (small packable pulka). The best destination for doing that was the region of Kebnekaise, the highest mountain of Sweden, located in Lapland close to Kiruna. There a lot of interesting places are not far from the airport and cold temperatures are more stable than in other parts of Scandinavia. At the end, I was not able to go the whole planned route, but fine weather, great landscapes and atmospheric lights, especially in the nights, round this trip to an intensive winter experience.

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Between fog and ice along the Swedish Höga Kusten
by Richard Löwenherz, tour started February 2014, submitted 14 March 2015
language: de

One year after our first bike trip on frozen bays along the Swedish archipelago, we started a retry more northward in the region of Höga Kusten (High Coast). But unfortunately this time we had permanently cloudy and foggy weather with temperatures around zero degree. The ice was mostly broken or not safe enough, so we cycled mainly on roads, but also in that way we had some interesting impressions from the coastline and the back country.

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on the ice around Norrbyskär
Bicycle tour in Andalucia: Costa del Sol + Sierra Nevada (Pico Veleta, etc) and other mountains
by Györgyi Gábor, tour started August 2012, submitted 8 March 2015

This bicycle tour in Andalucia was a mix of cycling along the sea on the Costa del Sol and visiting few panoramic mountains (Mirador Cabra Montes, Haza de Lino, etc.) and cycling on the mountains of Sierra Nevada and Sierra de los Filabres. Bwtween Nerja and Castell de Fero the coast is wonderful with romantic bays. On the most memorable day we cycled up to Pico Veleta (3394 m) which can be reached on the highest finishing paved road and offers wonderful panorama. Above 2500 m we had very heavy wind gale. Once it lifted my touring partner's bike as he was walking next to it (he felt too dangerous to cycle there). Standng at the peak we could see Granada and the landscape around it , the coast, the Alpujarras and thanks to the wind we could see Gibraltar and a little bit Africa too. Another interesting memory was to cycle though the semi-desert of Tabernas and meet and look deers by sunset at the ridge of the Sierra de los Filabres.

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Cycling along the Sierra Nevada to Granada and the same day up to Pico Veleta
Kate and Greg bike along the Pyrenees, from Bilbao to Perpignan
by Greg Shannan, tour started September 2014, submitted 18 February 2015

This was a trip from Bilbao in Spain to Perpignan in France over the Pyrenees. We went over the Pass of Roncesvalles and the Aubisque. We also saw a couple of caves.

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The Pic de Ger from the top of the Col d'Aubisque

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